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Feb 6, 2013 9:00am PST
, these are reports from two major newspapers today, saying that this u.s. launches these drone attacks against al qaeda targets from that particular base. i want to bring in two folks here at the pentagon chris lawrence also michael holmes from cnn international. chris, it's not a total surprise that this was there in saudi arabia, but certainly it was not something that they officially wanted to reveal. why are they doing it now? >> that's the big question, suzanne, why did this come out? we reported two years ago from our sources u.s. officials were telling us the cia was building an airstrip in the a arabian peninsula. it was hinted it would possibly be in saudi arabia. but we never had any sort of agreement to withhold that. we simply reported it was being built in the arabian peninsula. others entered an agreement with the white house to hold back the exact location. why that is coming out now? that's what we are trying to figure out. it's certainly extremely provocative. you couldn't pick probably a more provocative place in the islamic world to have u.s. strikes originating from
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Feb 20, 2013 9:00am PST
to protect the u.s. from devastating cyber attacks, and china considered one of the biggest offenders. the cyber security company, of course, has been saying it's identified a hacking group in shanghai with ties to china's military and says it watched those hackers systematically steal information from more than 140 companies. china denying any involvement. >>> and police still have no clue who managed to pull off a daring heist at the brussels airport. thieves managed to steal $50 million worth of diamonds from a plane on the tarmac. on monday night, two cars burst through the perimeter fence, the airport, sped towards the plane. authorities say the men were wearing police uniforms and were heavily armed. they were in and out of the airport within minutes. it is cnn's top international news story today. >>> of course, we are talking about the olympic star pistorius. everybody is following this. everybody is talking about this. it is really quite amazing. another night we're going to spend in jail. we don't know the outcome, whether he's going to be released on bail. this is playing o
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Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
airlines and u.s. air merger, there have been big changes at delta. that's a place you and i fly out of a lot. pay attention. >> it's affecting your frequent flyer miles. delta calls them sky miles. the biggest change is that your status will be based on how much you spend, not just how many miles you fly? >> yes, we're spending a lot though, i think. >> well, cnn. >> don't tell our bosses. delta telling travelers they'll have to spend a minimum of 2,500 bucks a year just to reach the bottom wrung of the program. >> we'll see how that pans out. >>> we're following president obama building his new national security team. world events, including those in syria, not waiting for the white house and congress to get their act together. there's an estimated 70,000 people who have been killed in the uprising in syria two years ago. administration officials there revisiting what they can possibly do about this, including whether or not they're even going to arm the rebels and how are they going to get rid of bashar al assad. >> wolf blitzer joins us from washington. the president doesn't even have
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00am PST
to a man whose wife is stuck on that ship. >>> north korea thumbing its nose at the u.s. and the international community by carrying out a new, more powerful nuclear test. is the first one under kim jong-un, press obama calls it a threat to u.s. security and world peace. the first indication of the underground test came when seismologists detected a tremor in an area not known for earthquakes. >>> in his state of the union speech tonight, president obama will announce 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan by this time next year. jake tapper, the first to break the news after talking to sources who know about the president's speech. the move's going to cut the number of troops in afghanistan by more than half. troop reductions will continue through the end of next year. >>> so more than 4,000 people if you can imagine this, stuck on this cruise ship, disabled cruise ship. they are hot. they are hungry. they are holding their noses because toilets are overflowing. folks feeling desperate now. the ship is finally on the move. you have tugboats towing it to mobile, alabama
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Feb 22, 2013 11:00am PST
when lance was riding alongside floyd landis with the u.s. postal service team, and then he comes out with this confession, et cetera, and now this pursuit by the justice department. >> reporter: several years ago that former teammate, floyd landis, in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against lang armstrong and his sports teams and various associates, that was filed a couple of years ago. now lance armstrong's lawyers tell us they have been notified by the department of justice and told that the justice department is joining in on that lawsuit. this is interesting because about a year ago the justice department failed or decided not to pursue any criminal charges against lance armstrong, had given that up before the u.s. anti-doping agency put out its report which led to lance armstrong confessing in that televised interview back in january that, indeed, he had used performance enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career and winning those seven tour de france titles. now this is a move that could cost lance armstrong tens of millions of dollars. what is interesting, lance armstrong
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Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
lethal sniper in u.s. military history. here is where he and another man died yesterday, a gun range outside ft. worth, texas. police say a third machine shot them both dead. the suspect is in custody now. we'll have full details in a live report moments away on cnn. >>> a man holding a boy hostage is allowing the delivery of potato chips, toys and medicine. police say 56-year-old jimmy lee dykes grabbed the autistic 6-year-old after fatally shooting the driver who was trying to shield the children. funeral services were held today. >>> pakistani activist malala yousufzai is awake and talking after successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala in october because she had spoken out in favor of girls education. she is recovering in a british hospital. >>> tourists outside london's buckingham palace got a real surprise today. a man broke through a security cordon and held a large knife to his own neck. in second, police moved in, and that set off a brief confrontation. the man started waving the knife, runni
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Feb 17, 2013 2:00pm PST
u.s. we have a reporter who braved the cold to stand in the crowd. going to take you there in a moment. >>> pope benedict xvi led tens of thousands in a prayer for strength. this morning, he gave his second-to-last prayer as pontiff and thanked his followers for their support. last week, the 85-year-old pope announced he is resigning because of advanced age. >>> in los angeles, dozens of protesters gather outside the lapd headquarters. they carried signs supporting renegade ex-cop and cop killer, christopher dorner them don't support dorner's deadly rampage but say the accusations of corruption, racism, even brutality against the lapd need to be addressed so this doesn't happen again. >> i think there are a lot of honest policemen out there trying to help the people. but it just is atrocious what mr. dorner did and we don't want it to happen again. >> now, our nick valencia is here with me today. nick, you were out in los angeles. it seems a little bit odd that people would actually support a cop killer. what is going on exactly? >> not just a cop killer, deb. let's not forget,
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Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
together to welcome in the year of the snake. festivities took place in the u.s. and around the world. >>> it's called the biggest night in music industry. we're talking about tonight and talking about the grammys in los angeles. nichelle turner says she's seeing tighter security because of that manhunt. >>> while the mayor of los angeles is making sure the grammys are safe and secure, he's also vowing to find a dangerous ex-cop. that's christopher dorner. a $1 million reward now on the table. let's go straight out to casey wian in los angeles. a record reward now being offered here, right? >> reporter: that's right. and lapd chief charlie beck said, martin, it was remarkably easy to raise the money for that million-dollar reward. the mayor of los angeles saying the money came from corporations, charitable organizations, law enforcement groups, the city, lots of people banding together, showing just how important this effort is to the city of los angeles. here's what the police chief and the mayor had to say at that news conference. >> this is an act, and make no mistake about it, of
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Feb 19, 2013 2:00pm EST
. thank you. >> sure. >>> cyber attacks against the u.s. an american firm is linking the chinese government to hacking. i'm talk to a man who hacks computers for a living. >>> controversial advice to kids from top law enforcement. what to do if they're confronted by a gunman. there's a training video here. our panel is going to discuss it. stay close. ns, i can talk to someone who knows exactly how i trade. because i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. that's why i'm with scottrade. announcer: scottrade- proud to be ranked "best overall client experience." a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for p
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Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
u.s. veteran at a shooting range was acting crazy the night of the shooting acourting to eddie routh's sister. >> listen, my brother came here, he told me he just committed a murder. >> okay, hold on -- >> and i'm terrifiedor my life because i don't know if he's going to come back here. he said he killed two guys at a shooting range. like he's all crazy. he's [ bleep ] sipsychotic. i'm sorry for my language. i don't know if he's on drugs or not. >> police arrested r eed routh y after those charges. in an incident last year he threatened suicide after his dad said he was going to sell his gun. >>> the search resumes this morning at an underground alabama bunker where a little boy was held hostage for six days. the fbi now looking for more bombs after already finding two bombs in and around that bunker. rescue team breached the bunker monday pulling evan to safety. the kidnaper, jimmy lee dykes, died from several gunshot wounds and this morning ethan is at home, celebrating his sixth bir birthday and the city is working on a massive birthday celebration. victor blackwell is in mi
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Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
topic, when u.s. drones can legally kill americans overseas. president obama has agreed to the release only after caving in to the demands of congress. and today, in a senate confirmation hearing lawmakers will grill john brennan, obama's choice to lead the cia and also an architect of the drone program and a vocal supporter. >> we conduct targeted strikes because they are necessary to mitigate an actual ongoing threat to stop plots, prevent future attacks, and to save american lives. >> but it was the killing of an american citizen in yemen that raises all the questions. u.s. drones killed u.s.-born cleric anwar al awlaki, he was tied to the terrorist plots including the underwear bomber but never charged in u.s. court. iran claims it has unlocked the encrypted surveillance images from a spy plane drone. cnn cannot independently verify the authenticity video which is running on iranian state television and youtube. >> translator: this aircraft has had many flights in countries around iran and operations that have taken place in pakistan, this aircraft has provided guidance. >>
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Feb 5, 2013 9:00am PST
of this kind of imminent threat, it requires me being off u.s. soil. >> right. there's a big distinction here, that's important to talk about. this memo only applies in situations where an american citizen is in a combat area. not even -- they can't do it in the streets of london. the memo talks about in a place that is essentially a war zone. >> but we don't have a declared war against these places. >> we do have authorization of use of military force against al qaeda. that's -- >> the zones. >> those are the areas. you know, yemen, afghanistan, formerly iraq, that's where we use those powers. but you talk about your phone calls, you have a -- they need a warrant to listen to your phone calls in the united states. but if you call yemen, they don't need a warrant. >> they can listen. what about mali, is that considered to be a place where, if you're planning an attack against me and you're safe, from i don't know, poughkeepsie, they can take you out there? >> the memo doesn't deal with na directly but you can bet the answer is yes. mali -- anywhere where we think al qaeda mig
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
tonight's speech especially with the u.s. supreme court revisiting section five of the voting rights act february 27th. this is a huge issue affecting americans. >> congressman what do you think? >> state of the union is almost like the old story emperor's clothes. you say how wonderful everything is. >> state of the union is strong. >> the american people realize they need jobs and the most important thing they want this country to come back together again. i hope the president is listening to this show. >> can you see up jobs, tee up one side? >> no. >> they want to hear we're turning back this heavy tax and heavy regulation but the most important the president could come out tonight and say we want to bring this country back together. >> there are districts where that is not what they want to hear. that's the fundamental problem. we went through president bush of deregulation and cutting taxes and that did not create jobs. we have a larger structural problem it's not clear either party really knows how to address and that is above all what americans want some answer on that. >> wh
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Feb 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
but they are not releasing any other information about the incident at the moment. the u.s. coast guard and local crews are helping with the search. we'll update with the details of this story as soon as they become available. >> a gunfight, a car crash on the las vegas strip killed three people today. check out the pictures. pretty dramatic. police say someone in an suv fired at police inside a maserati. that car blew through an intersection. the taxicab caught fire killing the driver and passenger. the maserati's driver also died. no word yet on what actually led to the shooting. >>> oscar pistorius not going to be let out of jail at least not today. the bail hearing end ad couple of hours ago. the judge putting off a decision. another strange development. >> this is day three going into day four in this murder case. we'll go to pretoria, south africa, police removing the lead investigator after a revelation that came out of nowhere. robin, extraordinary develops. this just goes on and on. >> reporter: i want does, doesn't it. it is like a television drama, csi south africa some
CNN
Feb 12, 2013 2:00pm EST
bringing home 34,000 u.s. troops, 34,000 troops, gone from afghanistan, by this time next year, 2014. that, do the math, cuts the force by a little more than half, so you will have 32,000 u.s. troops still in afghanistan into 2014. stay tuned. because we will hit on this a little later, this major troop withdrawal from afghanistan. i want to talk now about tonight, about the state of the union, about gun control. and, yes, ted nugent. >> if barack obama becomes the president in november, again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. >> that man, ted nugent, says he will come to the speech tonight unarmed, not a bad idea, but here you have prominent gun right supporter, how do i say this, known to be a little excitable? you with me. he'll be right there in that regal house chamber for tonight's state of the union. ted nugent will be the guest of steve stockman, house republican. stockman, from texas, says ted nugent's a patriot. here is more of ted nugent, again, speaking last april. >> our president and attorney general, our vice president, hillary clinton, they're
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Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
african law professor. in many ways their justice system is similar to the u.s., but there are plenty of big differences and you'll hear about those coming up p. >>> and another big story we're folk here in the united states, a ferocious snowstorm paralyzing a huge section of the country. dumping snow from kansas to michigan, all across the region. schools are closing, flights grounded. it will be a real mess out there. cars sliding across icy roads. >> and this scene in chicago pretty typical. there have been hundreds of accidents. in oklahoma, one was deadly, a teenager reportedly killed when his truck crashed. >> conditions in kansas also pretty treacherous. more than 14 inches of snow fell in wichita. only one other storm in the city's history was worse. that was more than 50 years ago. >> let's go to wichita. how are people dealing with this much snow? >> reporter: well, most schools and universities in kansas and missouri are closed today. businesses throughout the region were closed all yesterday. they opened a lot later today. and the kansas government also started a li
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Feb 24, 2013 4:30pm PST
the truth. >> but to the u.s. government david koresh was a threat. >> machine guns and explosive devices. >> in 1993 they went to war in waco. >> this isn't america anymore when the atf has that kind of power. >> it ended in catastrophe. 86 people dead, including at least 24 children. >> there had been nothing like this before. the siege was new and unique in american law enforcement history. >> if you distrust the government, waco is going to be symbolic to a lot of people of what they really fear. >> i'm talking to you, somebody is going to get hurt. >> if he asked god for some kind of sign and god gives it, what does that mean? >> every saturday morning clive doyle and sheila martin study the bible. >> behold the lord god will come with a strong hand, his arm shall rule. >> they are about all that's left in waco of the branch davidians. an offshoot of the seventh-day adventist church. the religious community went back generations. it even issued its own currency during the great depression. david koresh came to the faith and its texas commune in 1981. who was he back then to y
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Feb 25, 2013 2:00pm EST
u.s. state department is now helping in that search. >>> and spoiler alert, spoiler alert, robin, the boy wonder, will die in a comic book that is going to be published this wednesday in issue number eight of batman incorporated, robin is bruce wayne's illegitimate son. his real name, damian wayne. he dies fighting an enemy who also happens to be his brother cloned from his dna. sadly, batman arrives too late to save him. >>> it is now officially the day after hollywood's biggest night. and piers morgan, of course he was in the thick of things on the red carpet. who wore what? who had the best after party? all your questions answered as piers will join me next from los angeles. don't miss it. i don'without goingcisions to angie's list first. you'll find reviews on home repair to healthcare written by people just like you. with angie's list, i know who to call, and i know the results will be fantastic. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announc
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Feb 11, 2013 9:00am PST
minutes. and the u.s. coast guard coming down to the rescue to help a cruise strip stranded in the gulf of mexico. more than 4200 passengers and crew all stuck on a carnival cruise line try ump that is getting as can you imagine a little funky, a little uncomfortable. a woman on board tells us that the toilets not working any more. a fire broke out on the ship yesterday, and was headed back to texas. that ship will be towed to the nearest port in mexico. >>> he's the leader of more than 1 billion catholics worldwide. pope benedict xvi says he no longer has the strength the job requires. he is resigning end of the month. he became the pope in 2005, he had to deal with a string of scandals, including new allegations of sexual abuse by priests, i want to bring in our senior vatican analyst and the renged and editor of catholic magazi magazine. many are saying this is historic, haven't had a pope resign in 600 years, do we think it's more to it than health and vpsing age of this one? >> reporter: hi, suzanne we had a briefing with a vatican spokesperson today, who insisted that there is no spe
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Feb 18, 2013 1:00am EST
sprinter oscar pistorius has dropped out of several races including one set for april in the u.s. although he is under contract to run, the management company said he is dropping out to deal with the faces he is charged with. he is accused of shooting his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp >>> and now a long awaited journey begins on a ten-day tour including the u.s. sanchez says she does not want to tamp her criticism of cuba, but she does plan to return. >>> and this is the second to the last time that pope benedict will address the crowds of faithful from the windows at the square. thousands of people turned out to have him ask for prayers for the next pope. ben wedeman is covering the story for us in rome. >> reporter: a much larger crowd crammed into st. peters square to hear pope benedict give his penultimate prayer. he asked for them to pray for him and the next pope. the pope is now going into a week-long lenten retreat. this is an annual tradition, and part of the lenten season. when he reemerges, he will convene the last angelis prayer and then step down as the pontiff. i
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Feb 1, 2013 11:00am PST
religious organizations are -- have something to say about this today. >> i imagine they will. the u.s. conference of bishops, they have been very vocal on this but put out a press rele e release. it gets very complicated. >> insurance companies footing the bill. how are any feeling about that? >> well, two parts of that. one, insurance companies know that when you give a woman birth control, you end up saving a lot of money in the end, right? not paying for her pregnancy, not paying for the birth, not paying to take care of the child, once the child is born. they know they'll save money. another thing is that in some cases, insurance companies have to -- that have to pay fees to the federal government for obama care, they won't have to pay some of those fees. >> they won't. >> right. so that's where it gets complicated. insurance companies, they haven't put out their official statement yet but they're financially taken care of to a great degree in this plan. >>> we're hearing secretary of state hillary clinton has just turned in her resignation. and any minute now she is expected to s
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Feb 7, 2013 9:00am PST
, trying to share whatever they might know about him. i am told he was honorably discharged from the u.s. navy reserve earlier this year. in fact, just a short time ago, after serving in several overseas jobs. basically as a security officer. he was a lieutenant. he had weapons training in the navy. but not a commando, not a navy s.e.a.l., this was basic security work. nonetheless, he had two awards critically. the rifle marksman ribbon, and the pistol expert medal. this meant he had some qualifications in shooting at some expert level at particular distances or ranges. i think, though, very clear we should also understand that he had expertise through his service as a police officer. many people, many police officers serve in the military reserve, and they have a lot of weapons expertise due to all of that. still, very concerning, obviously, because of his background. >> were you able to learn anything about did the military have any information on his mental health? >> reporter: well, this would be a matter of privacy concerns. but at the moment, they wouldn't publicly release that. at
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Feb 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
drone debate slamming the u.s. government for saying it has the right to stage drone strikes against u.s. citizens perceived to be "imminent terror threats." >>> and first lady michelle obama is part of a group of washington dignitary who have returned home to chicago to say good-bye to hadiyah pendleton, the 15-year-old band majorette and athlete shot and killed in chicago just days after performing for the obama inauguration. cnn's thooena jones is on the south side of check at the funeral. athena, you've had a chance to talk with some family and friends. what are they saying? >> well, you know, we've been viewing the ceremony from our truck out here. we have a live feed in. this has been a very emotional day certainly for hadiyah pendleton's friends and family and particularlial last half hour or so. we've seen more than a dozen young people, many of them young women who described themselves as best friends of hadial pendleton and a few young men talk about what she was like, a common theme is she smiled a lot. that she was a mentor and filled with laughter. let's listen to what o
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Feb 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
himself as the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. here's where kyle and another man died yesterday, a gun range outside ft. worth texas. a third man shot them both dead. the suspect is now in custody. we'll have details in a minute. >>> pakistani teen activist is recovering after a surgery to repair her skull and boost her hearing. she was attacked because she had spoken out about girls education. >>> police quickly ended a dangerous situation outside london's buckingham palace today. a man who looked to be in his 50s, holding a large knife to his own throat, broke through a security cordon, this video shot by a tourist shows him getting agitated as police close in. he starts yelling and slashing the air with his knife. finally lunging at police officers. the officer fired his taser knocking the man to the ground where police handcuffed him. >>> tomorrow in manhattan, new york city will say good-bye to its three-time mayor ed koch, he died early friday of congestive heart failure. a who's who of politicians is expected to attend the funeral. bill clinton will speak. ed ko
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
monitor the situation closely." >>> turning to your money, u.s. stock markets are poised to open lower this morning. [ bell ringing ] that's after stocks plunged ahead of wednesday's opening bell. the dow jones dropping more than 100 points on worries the federal reserve might scale back its bond buying program. the s&p and nasdaq also closed lower. it's a different story, though, for walmart this morning. the mega retailer reporting a bigger than expected profit last quarter, and the stock is heading higher in premarket trading, but walmart is tampering that optimism and pointing out consumers are growing more cautious. christine romans joins us now from new york and we had heard that walmart's earnings were going to be down. >> look, we know that things were good for walmart in the last part of last year, good holiday season, but carol, the most important thing is what's happening in the first part of this year, and walmart confirming it is worried, specifically the paycheck to paycheck customer is showing signs of slowing in february. what's happening the beginning part of this year
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Feb 21, 2013 2:00pm EST
better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. . >>> the u.s. army revoked a promotion for the former mistress of david petraeus. she is a major in the army reserve and had been approved by the promotion and the lieutenant colonel since the petraeus scandal under investigation for having classified information. the tsa is apologizing to a 3-year-old girl in a wheelchair. she has spina bifida and they were on their way to disneyworld when security agents said they needed to do a pat-down and swab her wheelchair. >> i don't want to do that. >> lucy sobbed and said she no longer wanted to go to disneyworld. her outraged mother shot this video with her cell phone and the security worker objected saying it was illegal to videotape the procedures. here's the apology saying they regret inaccurate guidance was provided during the screening and offers the apology. we maintain the security of the traveling public and strive to treat all with dignity and respect. while no pat-down was performed, we will address specific concerns with our workforce. renee is joining us live from washington. renee, what does
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
the u.s. conference of catholic bishops. good morning, sister. >> good morning. >> i know pope benedict said he's resigning because of his health. some people there's more to this. pope john paul suffered from parkinson's disease. he died while still pope. do you care to speculate? >> i think pope benedict xvi saw what it was like to have a papacy when the man at the head of the church is so ill. there's a slowdown, so to speak, in getting the work done during the papacy of john paul ii and also during the papacy of paul vi. so i think his own experience with what it means to have someone at the helm who is not up to 24/7 because of his own physical limitations probably influenced him. he knew more than others what this really meant because he was right there in the vatican. >> there are some big issues the catholic church is dealing with now, if the new pope is italian, as italians will be pushing for, or american, as americans are pushing for, is it more likely that the church will bend on perhaps allowing more women to use birth control? >> i don't think that's a major issue
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Feb 27, 2013 6:00am PST
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Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
confirmation hearings, but also because five months ago, terrorists attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we will continue pushing and asking questions about benghazi, not because it's personal, not because we're republicans and he's a democrat, but because america needs to learn what happened and we need to learn from our mistakes. >> this, despite testimony on benghazi from general petraeus, hillary clinton, admiral mike mullen, leon panetta, martin dempsey, but it's not enough. republicans want to know what happened as the attack in benghazi went down and who changed those talking points. they want more answers from the president. so dana, is chuck, is the blockage of chuck hagel's confirmation because of benghazi, as lindsey graham illustrates or is it because of something else? >> reporter: it is mostly because of chuck hagel. benghazi was, they sort of have been on a crusade to get more answers for benghazi and like you see many, many times here in the senate, they saw chuck hagel and his nomination as a way to use that as leverage to get answers and they did, they got an
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
, municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. back to the idea of the federal government bailing out detroit. such a thing is not unprecedented. mark binelli from "rolling stone" points out "when new york teetered on the brink of bankruptcy in the 1970s it was famously told in the headline of the daily news to "drop dead" but president gerald r. ford changed his mind and dumped out $2.3 billion in 1975 in federal loans. that was a lot of money. mark binelli is author of "detroit city: the place to be, the afterlife of an american metropol metropolis" and in detroit mark wolf. tom i want to start with you, the reason we're doing the story is because the state of michigan says detroit is on the verge of collapse. help us understand what's happening now. >> what's happened over the years is the city's lost two-thirds of its population and a lot of it's text based and it's put off the day of reckoning by continuing to borrow to pay obligations that it's promised over the years and finally the day of roeckoning hs come, liabilities up to 14 billion. there's no credible plan for how to pay
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Feb 25, 2013 6:00am PST
filibuster or delaying tactic on the nomination. >>> the afghan government wants u.s. special forces out of a province west of kabul within two weeks. it accuses member of the american elite military unit of torturing and killing innocent people. the u.s. military says it is investigating these accusations. >>> former white house press secretary robert gibbs says he was told not to discuss or even to acknowledge the controversial drone program when he became the obama administration's chief spokesperson. here's what he told msnbc. >> i think in many ways what the president has seen. i think what the president has seen is our denial of the existence of the program, when it's obviously happening, undermines the people's confidence overall in the decisions their government makes. >> the administration did not formally acknowledge the program that's terrorized countries like pakistan and yemen until last april. >>> everyone in the entertainment world and, of course, outside the entertainment world are talking about argo today. the surprise was not that the film won three, including best pict
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claim it is the biggest rally of its kind ever in the u.s. our chris lawrence is right in the middle of t and chris, what is the main call for action there today and why today? >> reporter: well, i think two reasons, two big issues here, deb, the last few die-hards start to straggle away, down to a few thousand people from crowd that organizers say once numbered about, you know, 30 to 40,000. but they have two issues. one, they want stricter emissions standards, not only on future power plant bus on existing power plants as well. and they want president obama to block the extension of that keystone pipeline. that's the pipeline that's bringing oil from canada right now it's only authorized to bring it into the great lakes region, but president obama has to decide whether to extend that pipeline all the way down into the gulf coast. we spoke with a couple younger people who came here from far away who say they do not want him to extend that pipeline. >> i'm only 16 and someday, i hope to have my own kids and i think this is -- i want them to live in a world that's, you know, like environ
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. younger people who say even though the u.s. right now may be as focused on the debt ceiling and other issues, it's time to look further down the line. >> i'm only 16 and some day, i hope to have my own kids and i think this is, i want them to live in a world that's you know, like environmentally safe and natural. >> a dirty and dangerous pipeline that's going to cut our country in half carrying a very da dangerous fuel and it will cause run away climate change. >> on the flip side, a lot of folks say tighter emission standards have already cost some jobs at plants in places like west virginia. tightening them further is only going to squeeze that part of the economy even more and some of the higher prices will be past on to you and me as consumers. they also argue that the keystone pipeline will be safe with today's technology and will bring jobs to places like nebraska and also help the u.s. become more energy independent. d don? >> chris, thank you very much. >>> she made history just a couple of hours ago. danica patrick became the first woman driver to win the pole position for th
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. the blasts mainly targeted outdoor markets. the u.s. embassy has condemned the attacks. >>> a cuban blogger and fierce critic of the cuban government finally got to leave havana today at least for 80 days. he had been refused an exit visa for years. she's headed on an 80 day tour of ten countries including the u.s. she said she doesn't plan to temper her criticism just because she got the exit visa but she acknowledged it could be her last trip out of the country. >>> in a snowy southern russia they're still cleaning up broken glass and still trying to calm down after that meteor plowed into the earth the other day. some people near the impact site say they're afraid to stand near windows remembering that cosmic explosion friday morning that injured more than 1,000 people and damaged thousands of buildings. >>> now to israel and the strange case of prisoner "x." his apparent suicide inside an israeli prison was kept under wraps for two years because of extreme censorship. his identity has been revealed opening a host of new questions with few answers. here is cnn's sara sidner with
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sending a suicide bomber to the u.s. embassy in ankara yesterday. the bomb killed a turkish security guard. >>> what do you get when you hold a gun buyback program? in tampa, florida, today you got some glocks, some revolvers and you get this -- a couple of rocket launchers. can you believe? in all, the sheriff's department collected more than 2,500 firearms. >>> it appears this photo is meant to shoot down skepticism. the white house released this picture of president barack obama skeet shooting in august. the president was asked if he ever fired a gun when he recently released his plan for tougher gun control laws. he rereplied he went skeet shooting. >>> a 5-year-old held hostage -- >> he's allowed us to provide coloring books, medication. >> his home for five days now? an underground bunker. it's an eerie reminder of a school bus hijacking nearly 40 years ago. two dozen children buried alive. one of the victims joins us live. >>> plus, a federal raid. allegations of sex parties and prostitutes. just another day in politics or have we hit rock bottom? >>> comedy or crossing the line? cr
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Feb 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
move on to the u.s. embassy suicide bomb that killed a turkish guard yesterday. a group has claimed responsibility. who did it? >> reporter: well, it's the dhkpc, also known as the revolutionary people's liberation party front. marxist lengthenist group. their statement doesn't really say why they specifically attacked the united states embassy. in the past they have been known to attack a lot of turkish government sites. but what we're -- what we have learned now in that statement is they're accusing the united states of being responsible for killing people in afghanistan and iraq and libya. they say the united states is supporting the rebels in syria, they're against that. and also saying the united states is getting too close to turkey. this is a group that's been around since the 1970s. the last time they attacked u.s. officials was over -- was about two decades ago in 1991. so it is surprising everyone here right now, don. >> nick robertson, ankara, turkey. thank you for details on both stories. >>> let's get you up to speed on other stories happening today. vice president joe
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Feb 16, 2013 11:00am PST
u.s. regulators allow it, usair will take over bankrupt american airlines creating the world's biggest airline in the process. that deal is good for investors but passengers worry airfares will salute up. but take a look at this. just after airline deregulation came into effect, there were 20 major airlines in the united states. by 1990, there were only 12 major airlines in operation. today just seven and with "uss air and american merging we'll be down six. usair and american don't have a lot of overlapping routes or hubs. in the end there will only be about out routes out of the 9000 or so that will be served by one airline. they may see fares go up. but look at this. since 1979, prices for an average domestic economy airfare have dropped from $579 then to $365 now though they have started to tick up a little bit lately. so so much for that myth that merging airlines causes prices to go up. thanks for watching me this week. find me on niceback at facebook.com/ali velshi "see you monday at 3:30 p.m. for your moneyly daily". have great weekend. >>> hay there, everybody. it is 2:00 p.m.
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00am EST
assessing the government's readiness as the u.s. and south korea begin three days of joint naval exercises. yesterday north korea said the leader kim jong-il made an for decision to strengthen the country. south korea and the u.s. and japan are warning any provocative moves will bring significant consequences. >>> turkish authorities arrested at least 11 people in connection with the disappearance and now the death that's been reported of a new york woman that went missing in istanbul almost two weeks ago. police found her body this weekend. they found her body by the ruins of this ancient stonewall near a popular tourist attraction. they say she had multiple stab wounds and a blow to the head. >>> a speeding bus full of terrified passengers careening down a long and winding hillside road, smoke pouring out the back, crashed violently into two vehicles last night and the death toll is expected to rise today. at least eight people are dead. police say they are only just beginning to identify the bodies. and the body parts. dozens more people were hurt. up until this terrible crash
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pentagon, this man was a former navy lieutenant in the naval reserves. and now we are told that u.s. navy bases in california and nevada are on, quote, maintaining a heightened security posture, a heightened state of alert as they too are on the lookout for this man. and they do have some reason to know that he has approached the u.s. military in the last few days. a couple of days ago, they learned -- they discovered that he had stayed at a navy motel facility in san diego, and on wednesday he approached two navy sailors at his old unit when he was in the reserves, had a conversation with them, they did not realize they had been talking to dorner until they saw all the news reports. so a lot of concern now, in fact, a day ago, the point loma naval base shut down briefly while they thought he might be there. so now overnight the admiral in charge of the southwest region of the united states for the u.s. navy has ordered this heightened security posture. they're not talking exactly about what they're doing. i think we can well understand that they're going to check everybody's passes
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. cardinal roger mahony, one of the most powerful catholic leaders in the u.s., must answer questions about pedophile priests in the los angeles diocese during his watch. now, internal church documents seem to show that mahoney was aware of priests abusing children but went out of his way to shield them from prosecution. we'll have much more on this story when the deposition gets underway this afternoon. >>> the justice department says it will go after lance armstrong for tens of millions of dollars. it will join the lawsuit filed by former postal service teammate floyd landis. now the suit says that armstrong and his team managers defrauded the government by accepting millions in funds. now i asked cycling analyst dave shields if armstrong can ever recover. >> different from athletes who have had maybe falls from grace. a huge parts of his popularity was due to his integrity. when he completely admits that he doesn't have integrity, i think it's going to be very difficult for anybody to trust him in the way that they did in the past. impossible, as a matter of fact. >> armstrong admitted l
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Feb 10, 2013 10:00pm EST
two tours with the u.s. marine corps in kuwait. he was 34 years old, he leaves behind a wife and two children, brianna? >> that's so sad. you've been working this for days. we know you'll be bringing us details in the coming days. how this is resolved and of course that dorner is caught. >>> coming up, we'll speak with the mayor of hattiesburg, mississippi. the verizon share everything plan for small business. get a shareable pool of data... got enough joshua trees? ... on up to 25 devices. so you can spend less time... yea, the golden barrels... managing wireless costs and technology and more time driving your business potential. looks like we're going to need to order more agaves... ah! oh! ow! ... and more bandages. that's powerful. shareable data plus unlimited talk and text. now save $50 on a droid razr maxx hd by motorola. i can't believe your mom let you take her car out.ck! this is awesome! whoooo! you're crazy. go faster! go faster! go faster! go faster! no! stop...stop... (mom) i raised my son to be careful... hi, sweetie. hi, mom. (mom) but just to be safe... i got a subar
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officer's name michael crane. an 11 year veteran. he also served two tours with the u.s. marine corps in kuwait. he was 34 years old. he leaves behind a wife and two children. >> so sad. you've been working this for days. we'll talk to you soon. coming up, we'll speak with the mayor. e. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. i'm here to pick up some cacti. it should be under stephens. the verizon share everything plan for small business. get a shareable pool of data... got enough joshua trees? ... on up to 25 devices. so you can spend less time... yea, the golden barrels... managing wireless costs and technology and more time driving your business potential. looks like we're going to need to order more agaves... ah! oh! ow! ... and more bandages. that's powerful. shareable data plus unlimited talk and text. now save $50 on a droid r
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who is a u.s. citizen can buy one of these, correct? >> that's correct. >> so, of course, the concern is about abuse, just because you're not supposed to use it for that doesn't mean you aren't. you're selling it and you have -- >> no different than someone >>> after the newtown tragedy, arizona sheriff joe arpaio says he wants to send a, quote, armed posse, to protect local schools. steven seagal there on the left may be one of them. i'll explain why next. [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. every signature is unique, and every fingerprint unrepeatable. at sleep number, we recognize the incredible diversity of human beings, and know that up there with your social security number and your phone number is another important number. your sleep number. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. it's a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support y
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she has become the face of the epidemic of violence in the u.s. boeing is warning that the investigation into the dreamliner jets may delay delivery of the 787s. they have had concerns over the jets batteries. but they are confident that the problems will be resolved but it could take several months. >>> this weekend's blizzard had the potential to break severe weather records all over new england, while new york city and long island missed the big one, take a look at this snow bank. this is wallingford, connecticut and that is 44 inches of snow. at one point snow was coming down at 4-5 inches per hour. let me show you boston now. 21 inches of snow accumulated there. it's tapering off now as the storm heads to sea. but live now to boston, and cnn's jason carol. jason, the story that you are telling is a tragic one, this is emerging from the storm. a little boy who was just helping his dad shovel snow. what happened? >> well, like so many little boys and little girls that came out today to help their parents dig out from the snow. we saw it on this street, and that is how th
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says by the end of next year, the u.s. war in afghanistan will be over. >>> in eastern afghanistan, there is word that it is now happened again. a nato air strike killing civilians. we're hearing this from a spokesman east of kabul. he says a nato strike killed three taliban commanders who were apparently targeted but also tenan civilians were kille. nato is investigating this claim. >>> valentine's day, yeah? love, flowers for most of us. but in one part of northern india, some radical hindus are angry about it. they are beating up people in the streets. i want to bring in michael holmes to talk about this. just look at this. look at the video, first of all. >> it's amazing. >> all right. so why is this going on? i mean, what's the big deal? what's happening? >> basically what you've got here. these people were in a restaurant, guys and girls in a restaurant having a nice meal. it's coming up to valentine's day. what you're seeing there are elements of -- they're part of a hindu nationalist group there, sort of a militant wing of a militant group if you like. they disapprove of va
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00am PST
firearms in six years, they should confirm your u.s. attorney from minnesota, todd jones, who is here today, and who has been nominated for this post. these are common sense measures supported by democrats, republicans, and independents, and in many of them are response gun owners. we're seeing members of both parties putting aside their differences and work together to make many of them a reality. but if there is one thing i've learned over the last four years, it is that you can't count on anything in washington until it's done. and nothing is done yet. there has been a lot of talk, a lot of conversation, a lot of publicity, but we haven't actually taken concrete steps yet. the last week the senate held its first hearing since newtown on the need to address gun violence and the best way to move forward. the first people to offer testimony were gabby giffords and her husband mark kelly. they talked about how a complex problem like this has no single solution, but still had a ten-round limit on magazines, for example, the gunman who shot gabby may never have been able to inflict 33 gunshot
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man the u.s. treasury department calls the most influential drug trafficker in the world. ted rowlandss is joining us fr chicago. 1500 miles from mexico. but this guy now public enemy number one, why? >> reporter: because he's head of the sinaloa drug car spell and their impact on the streets of chicago has increased immeasurably. they are selling meth, cocaine, haeroin heroin, marijuana on the streets. it's a distribution hub for the entire midwest. his influence is having an adverse effect to say the least on the streets here in chicago. and that that's the reason that he really is if you're going to pinpoint it who is causing the most trouble, he's the guy even though he doesn't live anywhere close to chicago. >> ted, do we think they're anywhere close to finding this guy and capturing him and bringing him to justice? >> reporter: well, he lives apparently up on top of a mountain in mexico and basically directs everything from there. so are they going to go after him or does this change the attempt to get him? absolutely not. it's more symbolic basically. what they're tryin
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xcorrespondent for u.s news and world report. we heard the president tick off this list, if you will, abroad, a lot of adjectives thrown out today, ambitious state of the union speech. patricia murphy, is the re-elected barack obama perhaps overreaching? >> well, you know, i think it obviously depends where you're coming from. if you look at what he was talking about, these are a series of smaller initiatives, universal pre-k, the -- talking about the minimum wage. these are things that are actually relatively targeted, relatively narrow. i think some of his more liberal counterparts would like to see him go bigger and bolder. i don't think it was an overreach. i do think it doesn't quite add up. there is no money left in the federal budget for the new initiatives. that's where his new problem was with his speech. >> he says won't raise the deficit. amy holmes, some say ambitious. you say -- >> i agree with patricia. last night's state of the union was surprisingly modest. it was part george jetson, this vision of the future where our cars don't run on gas anymore, but he didn't have
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walsh for us. thank you so much for taking the time. >>> air traffic and even the u.s. postal service frozen to a hal halt by the big blizzard. cities buried under several feet of snow. and people getting ready to spend another cold night without power. we have the latest developments, next. ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. i hate mondays. yeah, they're the worst. [ caribbean accent ] no worries, mon. every-ting will be alright. [ chuckles ] yeah, mon. come on! don't fret, me brotha. sticky bun come soon. ♪ yeah, wicked coffee, mista jim! julia, turn da frown de other way around! hey, dave, you're from minnesota, right? yes, i! da land of ten thousand lakes. the gopher state! so in conclusion, things are pretty dismal... you know what this room needs? a smile. who want to come with i? [ jimmy cliff's "c'mon, get happy" plays ] ♪ you guys are three minutes late. [ cari
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u.s. ahead of it where the warm air is coming up from the south, wrapping around the low pressure, that's where we're looking at those two areas right around kansas and arkansas and missouri, that's where the ice is going to be the most intense. here's the water vapor, the storm system, a dry air drying to seep in. for kansas city the snow is heavy. but watch out, the big thunderstorms are triple threat. could see thunderstorms good evening the gulf coast and the southeast. christine. >> thanks, karen. let's go back to the los angeles strip. >>> we've been talking about the rolling gun battle. three fatales along one of the most well-known streets in the world, the strip. our affiliate joins. walk through what happened, you had a black range rover, a maserati, other cars caught in the cross fire. what happened? >> reporter: you mentioned that police said it was a rolling gun battle. that's what they told us when we arrived at 4:30 this morning. but that story has since changed. here's what we know. they say that right around 4:30 there were reports of shots fired and a car thoegs
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Feb 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
fields and has 13 decks in all. a team of investigators for the u.s. coast guard, as well as for the national transportation safety board, are trying to figure out the source of sunday's fire that brought this cruise to a screeching halt. they have a lot of work ahead of them as they try to go into the engine room and figure out where the fire may have started. it might even have been somewhere else. they have to look through all of the systems on board the ship. they've already spent time talking with passengers before they disembark, and went to the far corners of the earth going back home again. but they'll also be examining the procedures that were followed after that fire took place. there is another engine room they could have turned to as an alternate source of power. however, investigators are saying that might have been a risky move. >> in this case, they may have been able to restore power, but really the safe thing to do was to tow the vessel back into port rather than try to reenergize a power system that was damaged by fire. >> reporter: investigators will also be examin
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amicus brief, in support of striking down proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on this next month as well as another case that challenges the defense of marriage act. two separate cases, similar issues. among those who have signed on to the brief, jon huntsman, meg whitman, richard hanna. joining us with their take, cnn legal analyst jeffrey toobin and john avlon. with the amicus brief, it's essentially what it sounds like, a friend of the court, paper saying what your opinion is hoping to sway the justices. how important are amicus briefs, how important might this one actually be? >> they can be important, but i have to tell you, i really disagree with the premise that this is a lot of people. there are almost 300 members of the house and senate who are republicans. they got two people, two obscure members of the house to sign. they have a very distantly failed presidential candidate. a failed gubernatorial candidate. the republican party is united and i don't think the brief makes a bit of difference. >> john, is it baby step
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u.s. had seen since last june. it was the longest stretch that we had ever gone in weather records without a tornado-related fatality. but we had it with the last batch. yes, we can have them this time of year and only we do. numerous lightning strikes. one to two strikes per hour and localized flash flooding. >> tom, we'll be checking back in with you. i want to get now to sarah lawrence. she's a resident of hattiesburg. she's on the phone with me now. sarah, we've seen a photo of a funnel cloud very close to what looks like a very populated area of hattiesburg. what can you tell us about what you know of what's happened there on the ground? >> well, i live near oak grove road, and as far as i know on oak grove, that's the street that the tornado went down, and there are a couple buildings with no roofs, and i know one of one of them is a hair salon and as far as i know that one went down oak grove and then another one went on usm's campus. i don't know if it was the same one before it. >> another tornado or possibly the same went on what is the campus? >> usm's campus. >> and can
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hearings. however, remember, it's the u.s. senate, the democrats are holding solid, there's not a dissenting voice among democrats about chuck hagel's corn firmation as pentagon chief. what could republicans do? they could filibuster, i hear no signals that that's going to happen. i do not think that opposing the president's choice for a cabinet position is something that republicans want to fight with a filibuster. that's heavy artillery, i'm not sure they want to do, but they will voice their displeasure on the floor. most observers watching this think you're likely to see chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. >> if panetta doesn't serve up the red meat republicans want, could that hold up hagel's confirmation? >> he was out of office during benghazi, what did hold it up, there were republicans who said, until we get the current defense secretary who was around during bengha benghazi, down here in front of these committees, we're not going to confirm chuck hagel. >> what does this mean for the push for gun control measures? >> i think what we can say, watching the president
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an accident or murder. >>> of lance armstrong and the u.s. postal service cycling team received tens of millions of dollars in federal funds. now the u.s. government wants it back. the justice department says it will join the lawsuit filed by former teammate floyd landis. that suit alleges armstrong and managers defrauded the government by using performance enhancing substances in violation of sponsorship rules. >>> and now, a new winter storm in the northeast. once again up to 10 inches of snow possible for parts of new england this weekend. boston still has remnants of that big blizzard that hit just two weeks ago, if you recall. and even after the streets were cleared, the city was left with a whole lot of potholes to fill. karen mcginnis back in the weather center, here we go again. >> the third weekend in a row but not like what we saw early part of february, fred, when they got blasted with about 24 inches of snow. this one going to pack a little bit of a punch. the computer models were all over the place. yes, snow on the way not just for boston but boston has seen 32 inches o
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dealing with the explosion of the u.s. embassy in ankara so we're going to be following that for us as well as she heads in for her last day and john kerry begins his first day at the state department. >> you have to say right up 'til the end she is dealing with serious issues and ensures that security around the world in our embassies are one of the hallmarks of her tenure at state. >> this morning we've been talking about the possible suspects, hezbollah, iran, syria, also al qaeda, the suspects in benghazi bombing fled to turkey after that bombing. >> lots of suspects in this. thanks guy, appreciate it. we get to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >> hi, soledad. stories we're watching right now in "the newsroom" the blast felt around the world. suicide bomber strikes just outside the u.s. embassy in turkey. we have the latest on this developing story. >>> mistakenly freed a convicted murderer on the loose, the latest on the frantic search to find him. >>> popular cough and cold syrups you may have in your cupboard are being recalled because the caps on the bottles
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laundry. criminal charges are a whole other kettle of fish. the u.s. attorney in los angeles investigated lance armstrong for almost two years and suddenly weirdly dropped everything without explaining anything a year ago, and reporters yesterday had a shot at asking whether the whole oprah interview and the admission i'm a druggy changed anything, when it comes to how the feds look at their set of facts. here's what he said. take a look. >> we made a decision on that case i believe it's a little over a year ago. obviously we have been well aware of the statements that have been made by mr. armstrong and other media reports. that's not changed my view at this time. we will continue to look at the situation. but it hasn't changed our view as i stand here today. >> it hasn't changed our view as i stand here today. jeffrey toobin, that's one u.s. attorney based in southern california, do all of the u.s. attorney's all over the country work in concert? or might one u.s. attorney say on another coast be working on a whole different investigation that he might not know about? >> th
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u.s. officials for the death of his son, and his grandson, abdul rahman, killed in a separate drone attack. >> i don't necessarily agree with what some of the things he said. but does that men they should kill him outside the law. >> as painful as it was to see your son killed, did you in the back of your mind expect that to happen? >> in anwar it was expected because he was under target killing. but how they go and kill abdul rahman, small boy, u.s. citizen from denver, colorado. >> no doubt, this leaked paper from the department of justice will come into play during the thursday's confirmation hearings for john brennan, nominated to become the next director of the cia. two voices i want to bring in. we have cnn senior legal analyst jeff toobin here sitting with me in new york and in atlanta, tom juneau, esquire writer at large. tom, let me begin with you. you and i have talked multiple times about drones, ad nauseam about your piece in "esquire" last july, you write about anwar al awlaki, his son who you call collateral damage. in learning of this sort of secret memo coming about,
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Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
. this is what is going on right now. this is turkey outside the u.s. embassy where a bomb went off and killed a security guard. police say it was a suicide bomber, and we're live from turkey in just a minute. and here in the united states, cnn now confirming just moments ago, secretary of energy steven chu is resigning, and he is the latest cabinet member to inform the president he will not stay for a second term. and there are reports that there are a number of officials making announcements as well. and hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state, and she said she is ready for some rest after logging almost a million miles in the air. >>> editors at the wall street journal say there are hackers in china, and they were trying to find out how the wall street journals was covering stories in china. and newspapers say they have now beefed up their cyber security. >>> we are also watching the markets, your money, as well. the dow hit 14000. it's the first time that the dow has reached 14000 since 2007. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. tell us how it happened. >> it
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Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
to the military correspondent. we know he was a u.s. reservist. me about what he did in the military. >> he did security for river patrols and he was a lieutenant and recalled the active duty about six years ago and spent about six months in bahrain doing security work there. he talks about the warfare and there is nothing in the record that indicates any sort of special operations training. in his manifesto, he does say i didn't need their honor, courage, and commitment, but i thank them for reinforcing it with me. >> what are about having multiple weapons at his disposal including assault rifles. how good of a shooter is he? >> good question. we have been checking sources here. there three levels of marksmanship. marksman, sharpshooter and the top level is expert. with the m-16 he is a marksman. good, but the lowest level. with the nine millimeter, he qualified as expert. the highest award a trailer can receive for weapons qualification. to gain that he would have gone through several courses of 5 both standing and kneeling both strong and weak side firing. something that a lot of
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Feb 19, 2013 8:00am PST
p.m. >>> check the news from around the world, a u.s. computer security firm claim this is building is where china's army carries out extensive hacking against the u.s. government. corporations and scores and scores of other organization around the world. china calls the report baseless, irresponsible, also unprofessional. >>> in belle jam, eight bold thieves pulled off a $50 million diamond heist. they drove two cars on to the tarmac of the brussel airport and swiped the diamonds from a jet liner. it took three minutes, and lots of questions about how it may have been an inside job. >>> she's been on the stand for more than a week, and court watchers wonder if today is the the day that jodi arias will finally testify about killing travis alexander. ♪one smile that cheers you ♪one face that lights when it nears you.♪ ♪and you will be happy too. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitme
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Feb 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
suicide bomber to the u.s. embassy yesterday. the bomb killed a turkish security guard. alabama's dade county sheriff tells his team has been in constant communication with the man holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker, the man identified as jim dykes allowed police to send down coloring books, crayons and medication to the boy. he killed the bus driver before taking the boy hostage. a murderer is back behind bars after walking out of the jail in chicago. he was on the run for three days before he was captured. he was serving a 60-year murder sentence in an in prison when he was transferred to chicago to face a drug charge. the charge was dropped and he was supposed to return to indiana to serve out the rest of the sentence. but instead, he was let go. a follower of charles manson, may be released from prison. his name is bruce davis, he was sent to prison for his role in the manson family killing. parole was recommended for davis, but now it's up to jerry brown to give final approval. brown has 30 days to decide. >>> the usual roar of subway trains in new york, rep
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
corporate data from hundreds of companies in the u.s.? a new reports spells out how the computer hacking is being carried out. the story is coming up. mer. when they tell you that you need your oil changed you got to bring it in. if your tires need to be rotated, you have to get that done as well. jackie, tell me why somebody should bring they're car here to the ford dealership for service instead of any one of those other places out there. they are going to take care of my car because this is where it came from. price is right no problem, they make you feel like you're a family. get a synthetic blend oil change, tire rotation and much more, $29.95 after $10.00 rebate. if you take care of your car your car will take care of you. >>> 19 minutes past the hour. time to check our top stories. colorado's democratically controlled house approves four gun bills, all in one day. they limit magazine sizes, prohibit concealed weapons on college campuses, stadiums and arenas and require background checks for all private gun purchasers. republicans in the nra oppose the bills which now head to the d
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Feb 24, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >>> there could be another addition to the president's cabinet this week. the u.s. senate is expected to vote on chuck hagel as secretary of defense. democrats believe they have the votes to confirm hagel, despite opposition to the pick from hagel's own republican party. >>> the president and congress go back to work this week and high on their agenda, the forced spending cuts, if they don't reach a budget deal by friday, $85 billion across-the-board cut goes into effect. this will have an impact for all of us, meats inspection, public safety, longer lines at security checkpoints at the airport. candy crowley anchors "state of the union." you spoke with ray lahood, transportation secretary about the cuts. here is a portion of what he had to say. >> we are going to look at everything we possibly can to get to where we need to be, which is about $600 million in cuts. but we can't do it without also furloughing people. >> who is feeling the most pressure to feel these cuts? >> if you watch carefully, i don't think anybody is feeling that much pressure. last weeks, congress was out on rec
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am EST
of several races including one set for april in the u.s. although he is under contract to run, the management company said he dropped out to deal with the charges he now faces. he is accused of shooting his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >>> sanchez seen here on the left had been refused an exit visa for years. she's headed on an 80-day tour of ten countries, including the u.s. sanchez says she doesn't plan to temper her criticism of life in cuba just because she got the exit visa. she acknowledges it could be her last trip out of the country. >>> a bigger than normal crowd packed the vatican city today. it's the second to the last time pope benedict xvi will address crowds from that famous window overlooking st. peter's square. over 100,000 people turned out to hear pope benedict ask for prayers for the next pope. ben wedeman is covering the story from rome. >> reporter: a much larger crowd crammed into st. peters square to hear pope benedict give his penultimate angeles prayer. he asked for them to pray for him and the next pope. the pope is now going into a
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Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
, find out how the boy was saved from storming the bunker to reports of secret cameras, even the u.s. military was involved. >>> all right, we've lost lights. >> all right, we're going to a manual override. >> reporter: new reports the last-minute electrical upgrades caused that power outage during the super bowl. today we're on the ground pressing the city and the power company to tell us what happened. >> yeah, super bowl power outage during the middle of the super bowl in louisiana. don't worry, fema said they will be there no later than thursday. no later than -- >> reporter: trapped in a four-alarm fire, five firefighters barely escaping the blaze. the amazing story from baltimore this morning. >>> and scout's honor, the boy scouts, more than 3 million strong considering dropping its ban on gay members. >> after decades of being out of the closet, the boy scouts of america forced me back into the closet with its don't ask don't tell policy. >> reporter: the fight going nationwide, the cause on the scout's doorstep this morning, petitions for more than 1 million of them signed as
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Feb 24, 2013 10:00pm EST
information for companies worldwide, including information on drug cartels operating along the u.s.-mexican border. >> anybody that's an outsider that goes into that area is viewed as either working for another cartel or a possible informant for a government agency. >> this is the boat ramp. this is the area where she -- where she came to seek help. >> reporter: sheriff siggy gonzalez now trying to investigate a crime in another country was fending off calls from reporters asking if the hartleys themselves were drug runners or if david hartley was working with the cartel. speculation began to swirl that tiffany hartley killed her husband for insurance money, or even that tiffany hartley was seeing another man. people still have a hard time believing you. does that hurt you? >> some days. other days -- they don't have room to judge. i mean, they don't know me. they don't know my husband. they weren't there that day. so really they have no room to judge me. >> reporter: with television and newspaper attention still at viral levels, authorities in texas were trapped. they could dispat
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